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Kevin Durant is not planning on considering signing with the Houston Rockets when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports.

Durant and Rockets guard James Harden are spending time together this week as friends, but Stein reports Durant’s friendship with Harden and the Rockets’ desire to recruit him will have no impact on his free agency decision.

Other teams will also likely join the Rockets in trying to recruit Durant, including the Warriors, Spurs and Celtics, among others. But ESPN reported last month that Durant could consider accepting a two-year max contract with the Thunder with the option to become a free agent again next summer.

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Durant, 27, is a seven-time All Star and has averaged 27.4 points per game over his nine-year NBA career.

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